The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

February 1, 2013

Krivanek earns title of Marine

Marine Corps Pvt. Travis M. Krivanek, son of Sheri L. Zettlemoyer, of Mount Pleasant Mills, and Michael D. Krivanek, of Weatherford, Texas, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Krivanek stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Krivanek endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Krivanek is a 2012 graduate of East Juniata High School.

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